The 29th VideoTLV meeting took place on May 15th at The TLV Library. Meeting topic was “Video Visions #4". Over 95 group members gathered, networked, drank beer and watched the presentations. The event was broadcast live online thanks to LiveU.
Gilli Cegla, CEO of Novawind and Curator of VideoTLV thanked the VideoTLV team and event sponsors. He emphasized that the meetings are meant to connect everyone in the field, and that the VideoTLV community is usually two to three years ahead of the mainstream. He also mentioned that there are three ways for members to keep in touch between meetings: Meetup, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He then explained about the 3 evening topics: Crowd-sourcing of video, Cloud based OTT, and future means of interacting with Video and screens.
Dovev Goldstein, Head of Business Development & Products Department at YES moderated the presentations.
Elad Gariany, Co-founder of Vidit.fm, described a scenario in which individual members of an audience filmed a concert using smart phones or video cameras. Each person then uploaded the clips documenting their own view of the concert to various social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, and so on. People searching for content from the concert would end up viewing non-chronological, low-quality segments that don’t provide the full concert experience. What Vidit does is to connect all the pieces of an event into one clip. They take the most original shots and create a video clip that is automatically synchronized, so the entire event can be viewed from start to finish.
Kobi Hadad, Founder & CEO, LiveDefinition.com
Kobi compared the amount of time needed to set up various platforms to distribute/broadcast online content, estimating that implementing a VOD solution could take between 6 to 9 months (which is actually a euphemism for between two and three years...). The reason being the ample quantity of components needed to develop such a system, including: coding, DRM, managing meta-data, distribution in different geographical areas and devices, statistics and reports, UI, and adapting it for various platforms. There’s also the matter of billing, and then the time required to organize the whole operation. LiveDefinition took all these components and connected them in a service that runs completely in the cloud, enabling a business to set up a service for selling video content in about 10 minutes. Kobi also mentioned two projects - Ynet Cinema, and more recently an application for FashionTV which are Cloud based.
Asaf Barzilay, VP Products, XTR3D.com
Asaf opened his lecture with this inspiring and stimulating video. The company is involved in a software-only 3D user interface that can be operated using any standard camera. Small movements are made with the palm of the hand at a close distance, and whole body movements are captured from further away. XTR3D tries to focus on wide, intuitive movements, rather than aiming at a specific spot on the screen, such as a button. XTR3D is involved in developing TV and mobile interfaces for consumers. Asaf raised some of the challenges involved in controlling the TV interface, for instance when multiple people use the TV at once, or when a person’s hands move, but without intending to activate something.
The VideoTLV networking part was supported by Bizzabo.
An article from TheCom about the meeting (in Hebrew) can be found here.
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